Student Experience Lab
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In partnership with the Alliance for Innovation and Transformation (AFIT), the Student Experience Lab is designing and testing new models and next practices for community colleges. These models will address current challenges facing community colleges in order to transform student outcomes and create sustainable higher ed institutions.
The Student Experience Lab partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage teachers in creating and leading local communities of practice focused on issues of equity and closing opportunity and achievement gaps.
How might we bring the minority male student experience to life in a way that makes their voice central to our conversation about transforming the education system to improve their college experience and completion rates?
Throughout this project, we saw powerful glimpses of these conditions in action. They enabled us to go beyond surface level solutions to think more holistically about how school and communities could better learn and grow together.
One of the most difficult experiences for those in education is to understand challenges within our system but have no method for creating meaningful, transformative change.
It's time to dig deeper and move away from traditional learning practices and utilize alternative methods that will further engage students to move beyond boredom and into deeper learning.